Vivian Hornik Weilerstein has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world and is a frequent collaborator with many of today’s most eminent artists and ensembles. Described by the New York Times as a “splendid pianist," she has appeared as a soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale di Torino, and has toured throughout Europe, China, Japan, and South America. She has been featured in More Magazine and on the Jane Pauley Show in stories about professional mother/daughter teams.
As a member of the Weilerstein Trio, Ms. Weilerstein has performed throughout the United States and Europe. The trio’s highly acclaimed CD featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” features music of Dvorak on the Koch label. Their second release on the Koch label features music of Schumann and Janáček. Critics and audiences have welcomed Ms. Weilerstein’s performances as part of the Weilerstein Duo, with violinist Donald Weilerstein. Their discography includes the complete works of Ernest Bloch for violin and piano, the sonatas of Janáček, Dohnányi, and Enescu for Arabesque Records, and the complete Schumann sonatas for Azica Records. Fanfare declared the Bloch recordings a “must” on the journal’s annual “Want List,” and American Record Guide lauded both the Bloch and Janáček recordings. Their recording of the Ives Violin Sonata No. 3 was recently released by Azica Records. The Duo premiered Joseph Hallman’s Concerto for Violin and Piano with the New York Classical Players Orchestra in NYC. Ms. Weilerstein has also recorded for the EMI Debut Series. In addition to performing at major American and international festivals such as Marlboro, Aspen, The Banff Centre, Music Academy of the West, Verbier, and the Mendelssohn Summer School in Hamburg, Ms. Weilerstein returns regularly to Yellow Barn and the Perlman Music Program. She has also taught and performed throughout China and in Venezuela as part of El Sistema, as well as at Femusc in Brazil. She has performed and given masterclasses at Guildhall in London, the Hannover Hochschule, the Lubeck Conservatory, and in Aldeburgh, England. She was invited to direct a new Piano Trio Program at the Holland Music Sessions.
A dedicated teacher, many of Ms. Weilerstein’s students perform and teach internationally. Widely sought after for masterclasses, Ms. Weilerstein is the director of the Professional Piano Trio Program at the New England Conservatory, where she serves on the piano, collaborative piano, and chamber music faculties. She is a former member of the chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School.
Recordings on EMI, Arabesque, Azica. Former faculty of the Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music. Also faculty of The Juilliard School, Aspen Music Festival. Former faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.